Building a new Gaming PC


Nov 26, 2012
I'm not very savvy when it comes to PC so please bare that in mind as I probably don't know all the technical issues, what's good/current in the PC world. I know what parts are involved and their functions to the lamest terms. Thank you in advance for your advice and help.

Approximate Purchase Date: Before the new year.

Budget Range: $2000 after rebates and deals. Lower if possible to save more money.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, online video streaming, and minimal office work.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: Los Angeles CA, USA

Parts Preferences: Learning towards an AMD build

Overclocking: In the future, maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768

Additional Comments: I mostly play MMO's(WoW, FFXI, etc) so anything slightly above needed for that would be great. As for a tower, I plan on stacking it with as many HD's as possible, so something that can hold many would be great as well as something that has dust filters(if possible). Suggestions is greatly appreciated.